05 December 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Tom Coburn thinks he is Don Quixote

Facebook | Oklahomans for Motor Vehicle Safety… Read the rest.
Our fanatical senator (ok, ONE of our fanatical senators, the younger one), is on one of his high horses, not that he ever gets off that horse. This time he’s blocking legislation that got 99 votes from the rest of the Senate. Yes, our hero is single-handedly holding up a live-saving bill

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26 February 2010 ~ 4 Comments

Why can’t we work together to build a coordinated progressive community in Oklahoma?

Tonight I found out about yet another campaign of critical interest to progressive Oklahomans that is taking place all this month culminating this week with special events, and Friday at the state Capitol — and it’s Midnight of that Friday as I discover the info (rather accidentally) and write this.
Earlier this week, a health care rally on the Capitol… Read the rest

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25 December 2009 ~ Comments Off

Are OK Dems opposed to opposing Coburn?

Over on the Democrats of Oklahoma Community Forum, there is a discussion about the Senate race against Coburn next year. Unless I am misunderstanding it, some are apparently arguing that Dr. No should not even have a Democratic opponent next year, he’s just “unbeatable,”… Read the rest the party’s broke, etc.
I’m registered as a Democrat because of this state’s restrictive ballot access

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30 September 2009 ~ Comments Off

Nuclear Disarmament tour to stop in OKC Sunday

Got this email this afternoon from Batch at the Peace House.

LATE-BREAKING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT:

PROGRAM: Nuclear Disarmament in Congress & around USA
Sunday, October 4th
4:30 pm – – – – – Gather: Snacks, Refreshments, Solidarity
4:45-6:00 pm – PROGRAM: speakers, power-point, short video
COMMUNITY HALL: Church of the Open Arms
3131 N. Pennsylvania Ave. OKC
Two speakers on a … Read the rest

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28 September 2009 ~ 1 Comment

Attorney to challange Sally Kern for HD 84 seat

In what may prove to be the most interesting House race in Oklahoma next year, local attorney Brittany Novotny announced her campaign to challange uber-wingnut Sally Kern.

The voters of House District 84 deserve a representative who will fight for them.  So today, I’m officially announcing my candidacy for State Representative.  I believe I have the drive, dedication, and determination Read the rest

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27 August 2009 ~ 1 Comment

How will the Democrats’ health care reform benefit Oklahoma?

The House Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Henry Waxman, is one of the House committees that has produced a bill to address health care reform. Waxman is a fierce advocate of real reform, and he and his committee staff have come up with a great way to demonstrate the benefits the bill would produce… Read the rest broken down by congressional district.

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23 August 2009 ~ Comments Off

Oklahoma progressives pushing back against health care reform disinformation and myths

I got the following email from MoveOn.org this morning, but I’m always getting grandiose action items from them that don’t take into account that Oklahoma has completely hopeless representation in DC. So I wondered if there really would be such an event in OK.

Dear MoveOn member,
August is the make-or-break month for health care reform.
Can you come to … Read the rest

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12 August 2009 ~ Comments Off

Oklahoma Couples Sue for Marriage – Yahoo! News

Source: news.yahoo.com

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07 August 2009 ~ Comments Off

Ex-soldier appeals desertion court-martial – Army News, news from Iraq, – Army Times

Source: www.armytimes.com
    Camilo Mejia, first CO of Iraq War who was imprisoned at Ft. Sill for 10 months, wants Army to overturn his conviction for desertion. He asserted torture was taking place, and Army refused to allow, but then after Camilo was released, Abu Graib came out.    

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